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Bhopal gas tragedy: US court rejects case against Union Carbide [India]

Author: Shashikant Trivedi, Business Standard, Published on: 1 July 2013

Janki Bai Sahu, a survivor of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, who filed a case in a US court on behalf of herself and her family and sought damages from Union Carbide Corporation (UCC), has had her appeal petition dismissed on several grounds...petition was on the pollution of soil and groundwater by hazardous waste generated in the factory...when toxic gas leaked from it in December 1984, killing thousands then and many more from the after-effects in later years …Associations of survivors of the gas tragedy and various non-government organisations battling for compensation and against UCC…argue the district court took an unduly narrow view of who may be held liable for creating a nuisance and that the petition had adduced sufficient facts for a reasonable juror to find that UCC had participated in the creation of the hazards referred to.

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Related companies: Dow Chemical Union Carbide (part of Dow)